Hammon elected to 2015 Colorado Sports HOF

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Becky Hammon, honored with the 2014 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award, will be inducted into Colorado Sports Hall of Fame. (Photo by Rebecca George)
Becky Hammon, honored with the 2014 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award, will be inducted into Colorado Sports Hall of Fame. (Photo by Rebecca George)

Former San Antonio Stars guard Becky Hammon can add another honor to her resume. After being named the first full-time female assistant coach in NBA history, she is going to be honored by her alma mater.

Hammon has been elected to the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2015, it was announced on Tuesday.

From csurams.com

“I’m incredibly honored and humbled to be inducted into the Colorado Hall of Fame class of 2015,” Hammon said. “I’m very proud and thankful for my Colorado State University experience and have always considered Colorado a second home. Many Coloradoans have helped in facilitating and assisting me throughout my career, and I’m forever grateful to the wonderful people of Colorado.”

Hammon led the Colorado State Rams to their best season in program history in 1998-99, finishing 33-3 and earning a place in the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament. She was also the recipient of the Francis Pomeroy Naismith Award.

Hammon was named one of the WNBA’s Top 15 Players of All Time in 2011 and spent 16 seasons in the WNBA with the New York Liberty (1999-2007) and the Stars (2008-14). She finished the basketball career with averages of 13.1 points, 3.8 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 27.9 minutes.

Joining Hammon in the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame class is Chauncey Billups and Roy Halladay.

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Stephen Anderson is a writer and editor for the Project Spurs Network. He joined the PS team back in 2014 as a staff writer with Project Spurs and has taken over as editor for network sites Stars Hoops, Rampage Central, and Red Black 90. Stephen graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word in 2017 with a degree in Communications Arts, specializing in Journalism and Public Relations. He is a credentialed media member for the San Antonio Stars, Rampage, and San Antonio FC.

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